To book a PET/CT or CT scan at INITIO you must be referred by a physician. Your physician must complete a requisition form and submit it to us along with any previous imaging reports. Once we receive it, our staff will contact you to obtain your detailed medical history and review the procedure with you. Our physician will then take 1-2 days to review the request and information to ensure that this scan is appropriate. Please note that we are unable to offer scans for persons who are asymptomatic or otherwise healthy, i.e. screening healthy people to establish the presence of disease.
Upon approval, an appointment will usually be set within 1 week.
If you need to make arrangements for accommodations at the time of your scan, we are happy to assist.
|PET/CT FDG Whole Body or Total Body||$3,400|
|PET/CT FDG Brain Imaging||$2,500|
|PET/CT NeuraCeq Brain Imaging
|*CT Contrast Enhancement
*An INITIO Radiologist determines the necessity for contrast enhancement to assist in the interpretation of the CT scan; this is dependent upon the patient’s clinical indication, allergies, lab results, previous imaging, etc.
Please note that pricing is in Canadian funds and is subject to change. Repeat PET/CT scans for the same clinical indication will be subject to a nominal discount. We are also happy to provide additional information regarding payment options.
Confirmation of appointments incur a booking fee; cancellation of an appointment with 24 hours notice or less, or failure to attend a scheduled appointment will result in a cancellation fee to cover the cost of the radiopharmaceutical and additional administrative services, if applicable.
A PET/CT procedure or PET scan is a complex process that requires comprehensive and sophisticated equipment and highly trained professionals, including a nuclear medicine physician, a radiologist, nuclear chemists,
cyclotron (isotope generator) operators, and nuclear medicine technologists.
The imaging is performed in our facility with a specialized scanner, using powerful computers and state-of-the-art software that combines Positron Emission Tomography (PET) and Computed Tomography (CT) to produce concurrent functional and anatomic images critical to diagnosing and staging many diseases, including cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Our equipment is monitored around the clock and routinely upgraded, and our dedicated, qualified, and experienced staff are committed to providing the highest level of service at a fair and consistent price.
Our clinic is welcoming and designed for patient comfort. Focused on individualized patient needs and care, we offer a private, comfortable room in which patients can receive their radioisotope injection and relax while preparing for their scan. We welcome family and friends to accompany you to the clinic.
INITIO is conveniently located near Highway 1 and easily accessible from Exit 29 Willingdon Ave. There is plenty of parking; validation is available.